Woodberry Wetlands, Stoke Newington, London
The brief for this project was to take forward the partnership’s vision of a ‘Woodberry Wetlands’ using the current East and West reservoirs of Stoke Newington which are currently not open to the public. The solution is a highly fundable project that will bring 21 hectares, in the middle of one of the densest areas of London, into public use and protect the special wildfowl habitats.
The judges commented: ‘This is a creative landscape-led scheme, showing good collaborative working with the stakeholder group on options appraisal. It demonstrates realistic team collaboration and is a supported by a well-developed business plan.’
Landscape architect: Allen Scott Landscape Architects.
Client: Woodberry Wetlands Partnership (London Wildlife Trust, London Borough of Hackney, Thames Water, Manor House Development Trust, Berkeley Homes, Genesis Housing, Natural England).
Visitor development and business planning: Acorn Tourism Development Consultants.
The Gatherings, Bakewell Town Centre Public Realm Framework
This public realm framework has challenged a small town to embrace a vision that confronts its complacency, embraces its past and establishes an authentic aspiration. It creates a vision for persistent incremental improvement broken down into five key areas. It defines the shared vision as one that has a central focus around the Rutland Square market, that reduces the current emphasis on the car and that capitalises on heritage and environmental assets.
The judges commented:‘This is a well-presented and thorough appraisal of public realm function, purpose and practical use. It is an appealing community-based plan with realistic priorities for delivery.
Landscape architect: Maxim Urban Design.
Client: Peak District National Park Authority; Derbyshire Dales DC; Derbyshire CC; Bakewell Town Council.
Other consultant: Evans Vettori Architects.
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